Thunderstorms will be possible Thursday and into Friday as rain covers the state, but chances of severe weather are low, the National Weather Service said.

Rainfall totals are expected to range from 3/4-inch to 1 3/4-inches, with some areas seeing totals between 2 and 3 inches.

With the rainfall, chances of sleet mixed with rain, freezing rain or sleet are possible in some areas of the state.

Meteorologist John Robinson said some sleet mixed with rain is possible in northwest Arkansas on Friday. Into Friday night and into Saturday morning, patches of freezing rain and sleet could be seen in northwest Arkansas and in the Ouachita Mountains.

Amounts are expected to be light, Robinson said.

Another round of wintry precipitation — in the form of a rain,sleet and snow mixture — could be seen in the Ouachita Mountains on Saturday night and into the morning hours on Sunday. Another swell of cold air on Sunday night and into Monday morning, will bring chances of sleet and freezing rain with the best chances, again in the northwest region of the state and the Ouachita Mountains.

Smaller chances of wintry precipitation are possible for northern and central Arkansas.

At this point, there does not seem to be a need for ice storm or winter storm warnings, Robinson said.

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